/ by Katherine Yaksich

Getting geared up to embark on my 5 week Arctic adventure and photo residency tomorrow! This post goes out to my dad, who got me into photography growing up. As a kid, I started taking photos on his old 35 mm film camera and developing them myself in a dark room, and probably owe a lot more to my dad than what I give him credit for. He wrote me this email last week: “You have a very safe and enjoyable trip. Not too many people are able to accomplish what you are about to do. You are accomplishing what I missed doing when I was younger. We are proud of you. Best of luck to you. We will pray for your safe trip. Let me know what I can do to help. Take care.” To which I replied: “Thanks dad. It’s never too late to live out your dreams. If you have a dream, go chase it regardless of how old you are. I love you. Carpe Diem, Reuben” Dad: “I will be satisfied watching you accomplish my dream. I love you.” I also want to take a moment to give a shout out to my incredible sponsors: @loweprobags, @blackrapid (blackrapid.com), and @muckbootco. Thanks for partnering with me and providing me with some goods to help me hopefully capture some beautiful imagery. I’m so grateful and truly cannot thank you enough! Let’s do this!! #thisarcticlife #lowepro #blackrapid #livethemoment #muckboots #packing #vscocam #vsco #arctic

Getting geared up to embark on my 5 week Arctic adventure and photo residency tomorrow! This post goes out to my dad, who got me into photography growing up. As a kid, I started taking photos on his old 35 mm film camera and developing them myself in a dark room, and probably owe a lot more to my dad than what I give him credit for. He wrote me this email last week:

“You have a very safe and enjoyable trip. Not too many people are able to accomplish what you are about to do. You are accomplishing what I missed doing when I was younger. We are proud of you. Best of luck to you. We will pray for your safe trip. Let me know what I can do to help. Take care.”

To which I replied:
“Thanks dad. It’s never too late to live out your dreams. If you have a dream, go chase it regardless of how old you are. I love you. Carpe Diem, Reuben”

Dad:
“I will be satisfied watching you accomplish my dream. I love you.”

I also want to take a moment to give a shout out to my incredible sponsors: @loweprobags, @blackrapid (blackrapid.com), and @muckbootco. Thanks for partnering with me and providing me with some goods to help me hopefully capture some beautiful imagery. I’m so grateful and truly cannot thank you enough!

Let’s do this!!

#thisarcticlife #lowepro #blackrapid #livethemoment #muckboots #packing #vscocam #vsco #arctic